4/5 and still snowing!

04 January 2016

Another 30cm’s of fresh snow fell overnight and with the wind clocked at 90km/h during the night at altitude I was surprised at how quickly the resort opened this morning. I was half expecting an 11 o’clock opening but the Olympique opened at 9:03, which was a great result, especially when you consider it’s the first time all season that the Pisteurs and lift company have been under any pressure.

The avalanche risk has shot up from 1/5 to 4/5 and with the high winds vast amount of snow have been transported resulting in huge plaques in certain areas. With the weak under-lying base we’re in for a period of instability and prudence will be a must.

Considering the wind this morning, which was howling at the summit of the Funival, and the limited opening, we all enjoyed a pretty good morning of skiing. I ended up finishing at 12:50 without any stops so it shows it wasn’t too bad out there. Millie saw Thomas in the bar at Les Tufs as his team were enjoying a thoroughly deserved hot chocolate and said to Thomas, “You’re a much nicer ski instructor than my Daddy”! Stay tuned for more news tomorrow.

Sports Report- It was a terrific weekend for my sports teams as the Hammer won, the Flames won and the Steelers made the playoffs by winning their last game of the season while the Jets lost theirs. Brilliant!

PS Thanks Geoff and Inga for a fantastic dinner last night!

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